'''Joanne Rowling''', (; born 31 July 1965), who writes under the pen names '''J. K. Rowling''' and '''Robert Galbraith''', is a British novelist
who is best known for writing the ''Harry Potter
'' fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the List of best-selling books|best-selling book series in history
and been the basis for a Harry Potter (film series)|series of films
, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films in the series.
Born in Yate
, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International
when she conceived the idea for the ''Harry Potter'' series while on a delayed train from Manchester
in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her...